UK past performers De-Val & Emerson

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UK past performers De-Val & Emerson

Postby Houdini » 18 Apr 2016, 18:45


I run the David De-Val tribute (Escaplogist) site and have during its time on line had the pleasure of hosting many photos. In some the late David De-Val did many Punch & Judy shows and with this Ive inc some of the rare photos of this.

Presenty I am planning an unrelated exibition next year and as part of it I have an original 1984 poster that will be part of the exibition. My understanding is that the second named person on the poster is "Jack Emerson" who I think also was a Punch & judy perfomer? Although both Magicians at the time as stated on the poster.

Hope this may be of interest to others.

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Re: UK past performers De-Val & Emerson

Postby Chris » 01 May 2016, 12:40

Did David actually perform Punch and Judy. I only ask because although I knew him since our early twenties, and he knew of my puppetry association, I don't recall him mentioning his venture into Punch. Mind you, its quite likely, a lot of magicians did have a go as Supreme's sales of Punch puppets indicates, and David was always one to have a go. But I only query this because I note that he is performing in front of Prof Durham's Punch booth while his magic table is that of David DeVal. So they could have been sharing a pitch? Or was David also Prof. Durham?
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